Bin Laden Photos will Not be Released

President Obama has decided against releasing the photos of Osama bin Laden's corpse saying he does not want the photos to be used as propaganda tools.

NPR reports on the decision which had split top aides at the White House.

CIA Director Leon Panetta described the tension of waiting for the final outcome of the U.S. Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in an in-depth interview with PBS NewsHour's Jim Lehrer.

Panetta gives details about the decisions leading up to approval of the raid in the interview segment which you can watch in the video box below.

There is also a full transcript of the interview

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